Re: blank screen appears on the startup with only cursor...
The Acer Recovery CDs do not set the Boot flag on the hard drive. I had to manually set the boot flag to on using GPARTED Live. After restarting using the GPARTED CD, you can manage the flags under the partition drop down and click on the Boot flag. After exiting GPARTED, I rebooted the laptop and no more black screen....fixed!!
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It is most certainly a driver, but if you cant access the safe mode also that could be a hardware issue.. Try to troubleshoot with a windows installation cd. Put it in and boot the pc. It will start the windows instalation, you choose repair computer and not install windows. The command prompt will open, try to troubleshoot from there.. Thanks!
Hi, Prepare to Diagnose the Computer Perform the following actions to prepare the computer for troubleshooting a startup problem.
1. Remove the battery and AC adapter from the notebook. 2.Remove any optical disks (CD or DVD), and disconnect any external devices or peripherals such as USB devices, printers, docking stations etc. 3.Plug the AC adapter directly into a functioning wall socket. 4.Press the Power button to turn on the computer.
NOTE:After the battery, optical media and peripherals are removed, the Notebook PC may startup normally. If this occurs see Windows starts after the battery, optical media and peripherals are removed .
Symptoms and Resolutions When the notebook stops responding or displays an error message, let me know what symptom that most closely resembles what is seen on the Notebook PC screen.
* Screen is blank with no cursor or text *An error message is displayed on a black background *An error message is displayed on a blue background *PC stops responding on a red Compaq or blue HP logo screen *PC Stops responding on the Windows logo screen * The Microsoft Windows 'Advanced Options Menu' is displayed * PC stops responding with a blinking cursor is displayed in the upper left corner of a black screen. *Password is requested but password is forgotten or lost. *Microsoft Windows starts, but a 'serious error' message is displayed that prompts you to send an error report to Microsoft for evaluation. * Microsoft Windows starts , but the PC stops responding or restarts automatically *Display is very dim during and after startup *Microsoft Windows starts, but runs abnormally slow
If you have the original Vista DVD that came with your computer, try running startup repair on your computer using the instructions here:
If startup repair doesn't work, make sure you have not modified system files such as authui.dll. I happened to have the same problem once on my computer :)
Try running this command in command prompt using the Vista DVD...
This is hopefully a possible fix. I have encountered a similar problem with windows xp and vista. the fix I found that will eliviate this problem and a startup-reboot-startup-reboot... If you have your original windows (xp or vista) CD lounch it like you would do to do a system install. As the installation starts it will show ask you if you would like to do a recovery using the recovery console, just press ESC and go on. Press the F8 to accept the license. If Windows is not completly broke, it will find the original installation on your hard drie. It will ask if you want to repair. Press the R key and windows will reinstall your operating system, without destroying your software or data. After it is done the system will go to the windows startup screen. You will need your windows product key located on your machine or on the original software packaging.
I hope this will fix your problem.